Some of you may remember a little while ago I wrote about the wonderful gold glue repair kit for ceramics. Called Kintsugi, it was developed by Dutch company Humade, founded by sisters Lotte and Gieke.
Well they’ve come up with a new and, I think, equally clever, product. It’s a repair kit for textiles – clothes, cushions, loose covers – whatever you like. The idea is that instead of weeping over a ruined item you get creative. You also don’t have to do any sewing, which is a bonus for many.
Basically you choose your colour kit – gold, silver, yellow or pink. Pick the shapes you like and iron over the rip. It costs €21 with another five or so for postage.
“The idea is that a whole or a tear gives you the inspiration to create.” said Lotte to me this week. “It came about because I got a big glue stain on my favourite shirt during a repair event.”
Aside from the fact that she has called it a repair event, which is just wonderful – because, God knows, trying to mend a pair of jeans or a ripped shirt can definitely feel like an event – what a brilliant idea.
There is a little video showing how it all works, which I would love to show you but that’s a technological step too far so you can click this link instead.
Now, excuse me while I go and rip a hole in something.
To find out what happened after I blogged about the Kintsugi glue click here